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  • Reducing the impacts of climate change on ThaiBev’s value chain by supporting the development of technology and renewable energy programs, promoting energy conservation, and getting the maximum value from resources.
  • Encouraging staff to increase production efficiency, cut costs, and raise awareness of social and environmental responsibilities through various projects, such as using renewable energy from solar cells and using byproducts from the production process as fuel, such as biogas from waste treatment to replace fuel oil for steam generation.
  • Implementing production processes and management policies using the principle of the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - starting from product design, management of products’ value chain, and promoting employee awareness in their everyday lives.

ThaiBev has set up a framework for operations to mitigate climate change efficiently.



Dr. Pisanu Vichiensanth
Director and Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology and Engineering

How important is climate change to ThaiBev?
The climate change crisis, which is becoming more intense, is causing impacts on natural resources and energy. ThaiBev is aware of the importance of climate change; as a large producer of beverages using water and agricultural products as its main raw materials, it is directly impacted. There are also energy limitations from using natural resources and future risks such as a Carbon Tax on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s operation.

How does ThaiBev evaluate the risks from climate change to avoid impacts on business operations?
ThaiBev manages risks from the environment and climate change through supervision of the company’s Sustainability and Risk Management Committee. This team is comprised of directors, senior management and the company’s independent directors, who are tasked with sustainability and risk policy. They monitor possible impacts to the company from climate change and plan risk management actions to mitigate those impacts.

What does the company do to reduce the impact of climate change?
ThaiBev encourages investment in development of renewable energy projects to reduce impacts from climate change, such as installing a solar rooftop, or generating steam from biogas from the waste treatment process and regularly monitoring these projects. ThaiBev joined the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (a public organization) for greenhouse gas assessment through the Carbon Footprint of Products (CFP) and the Carbon Footprint for Organization (CFO). This organization is a center for information and operations, as well as a consultant to state and private bodies on managing greenhouse gases. ThaiBev is also engaged in a pilot project to assess its water footprint with the Department of Groundwater Resources and the Federation of Thai Industries.

STORY Renewable Energy
ThaiBev strives to reduce the impacts from climate change throughout the Value Chain by using alternative energy technologies, as well as promoting the following initiatives to reduce the use of energy and resources:
  • Establishing a provincial distribution center which was designed to be environmentally responsible with the installation of solar rooftops. The lighting at this center is 50 percent from solar power.
  • Installing solar cells at breweries at a cost of 105 million baht to generate electricity equivalent to 1.3m kw/h. Installation of solar cells for all the breweries will be implemented from 2019 to 2021.
  • Installing solar tubes to make hot water in conjunction with using recovered wasted heat from the compressed air system for the purpose of increasing water temperature before feeding into the boiler system. The process can reduce fuel consumption for steam production.
  • Installing biomass production facilities that use by-products of the production process, such as distillery vinasse to produce renewable thermal energy for the distillation process. Surplus energy is used to generate power that is sold to the Provincial Electricity Authority.
  • Installing anaerobic waste treatment systems to reduce electrical energy usage; biogas produced from the system can be used to replace fuel oil in steam production.
Carbon Footprint
Carbon footprint means the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s activities (Carbon Footprint for Organization), or the amount of greenhouse gases emitted throughout the product life-cycle - from raw material-sourcing to the production, transportation, consumption and management of post-consumption materials (Carbon Footprint of Product) with units represented in term of tons CO2e.

ThaiBev encourages reducing greenhouse gas emissions efficiently by certifying the Carbon Footprint of Product and Carbon Footprint for Organization with the Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (a public organization). This gives ThaiBev an accurate database to measure its greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of identifying the sources of greenhouse gas emissions and initiating a carbon offsetting plan. This enables ThaiBev to mitigate climate change.

received Carbon Footprint for Organization certification

received Carbon Footprint of Product certification

received Carbon Footprint Reduction label

Energy Consumption


Reduction of Energy
Intensity by 2020 compared to 2014 as a base year


Reduction of Energy Intensity by 2020
compared to 2014 as a base year

Energy Intensity of the Beverage business

Energy Intensity of the Food business

Energy Consumption Intensity (Beverage business)
Including Renewable energy, Non-renewable energy and total energy consumption from 2014 to 2018

Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Reduction of Energy
Reduction of greenhouse gas emission intensity by 2020 compared to 2014 as a base year


Reduction of greenhouse gas emission intensity by 2020
compared to 2014 as a base year

kg of CO2e/hL
Emissions Intensity of Beverage business

kg of CO2e/kg
Emissions Intensity of Food business

Greenhouse Gas Emission Intensity (Beverage business) Including Direct GHG emissions (scope 1), Indirect GHG emissions (scope 1) and total GHG emissions from 2014 to 2018

Renewable Energy Initiatives

Emission reduction from electricity produced by solar cell installation,
tons of CO2e annually.

Emission reduction from energy saving from heating boiler feed water by solar tubes,
tons of CO2e annually.

Electricity consumption reduction by installation of an anaerobic treatment system (UASB) instead of an aerobic treatment system and emission reduction due to replacement of fossil fuels by biogas from UASB,
tons of CO2e annually.

Emission reduction from the usage of thermal and renewable electric energy from distillery waste,
tons of CO2e annually.

2018 Sustainability